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General Mills, Inc.

Sensory Scientist II

General Mills, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

Food. Purpose. You.We serve the world by making food people love.  As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth.  General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$16.6 billion during fiscal 2016.We seek out the best talent, provide them with rich development resources, support, and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who are leaders, innovators, and want to be part of a company that serves the world by making food people love.EOE/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabilities


POSITION OVERVIEWAs part of the Product Guidance and Insights Department, the Sensory Scientist II ensures the Company’s food products are designed to meet consumer requirements and translated into production with their design attributes.  This involves partnering with multiple functions at General Mills, including Consumer Insights, Research and Development, Marketing, Packaging, Manufacturing, and other business and product teams to develop new products, make product improvements, and contribute to concept refinement and product start-ups.  MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
Partner with Consumer Insights, Research and Development, Marketing, Packaging, Supply Chain, and other business and product teams to guide the optimization of new products, product improvements, and protect product quality
Drive projects through appropriate product and packaging consumer and sensory learning plans from optimization to confirmatory testing, inclusive of building foundational product knowledge, protecting product quality, and enhancing consumer understanding.
Facilitates consumer interactions to grow consumer empathy
Courageously champion product design and product quality as the sensory representative on business teams
Collaborate with global team members on global initiatives for the platform
Apply design of experiments to sensory and consumer testing
Synthesize qualitative consumer learning and interpret statistical analysis of results of quantitative sensory and consumer testing
Communicate key findings in a relevant and easy to understand manner and guide business teams to next steps in the product development process


Master’s degree in Sensory Science, Food Science, Psychology, Statistics, or a closely related field.
The qualified candidate must have at least 2 years of experience working with sensory science, consumer research, statistics or experimental design
Experience planning and executing sensory and/or consumer research in partnership with Product Design teams and/or GCI is preferred.
Exceptional interpersonal, collaboration, and influence skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to manage resources and leverage existing data to effectively lead and influence multiple projects
Fundamental understanding of applied statistical analysis, including design of experiments and multivariate analysis techniques

11 days 22 hours ago

General Mills, Inc.


Sensory Scientist II General Mills, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN, United States


Location: Minneapolis, MN

Company Profile:
By the 1960s, we were marketing children's products such as Play-Doh, Easy Bake Ovens, Spirograph, Monopoly and Nerf balls. In between, we associated with such memorable characters as Betty Crocker, Rocky & Bullwinkle, the Lone Ranger and the Pillsbury Doughboy.